Understanding Antiques—Birth of the Arts and Crafts Movement
This Week in Geek: 7/30
This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the weeks new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on the books discussed here
Stolen Shakespeare, George W. dum gum, Sgt. Pepper and baseball collectibles
Catching a possible Shakespeare thief, honoring a legacy of political collectibles, a record for Beatles memorabilia and the end of a Yankees era make recent antiques and collectibles news, while a work by a female painter fetches record prices in the contemporary-art market.
The Comic Speculator: Watchmen
Welcome back to The Comic Speculator where each week Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum looks at hot back-issue comics that are going up in value and discusses why they’ll be hot in the future.
Errors Found in Search of Nickels
Errors in some circulated nickels were found recently by a Florida coin collector. The message here is that when cherry-picking coins, not only should one look for the brilliant uncirculated but also for errors. These errors happen to be in Jefferson nickels, which are his pendchant, and fortunately for him. One good find was a 1996-P Jefferson nickel which was struck twice.
Yankee Stadium collectibles baseball card set a must, must-have
Baseball’s most legendary stage, Yankee Stadium, will be shutting its doors for the final time at the end of the 2008 season.
How to Understand Antiques, Collectibles And Art Prices
Auction value, retail value, insurance replacement value, appropriate marketplace, fair-market value, cash value—all terms applied to antiques, art and collectibles.
A Scrimshaw Mystery Solved!
I like a good mystery! And I especially love to solve mysteries. This scrimshawed 22.2-ounce & 7.25-inch Sperm whale tooth falls into that category.
Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company: The Early Years (1893 to 1910)
This is the first of a series of articles on the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. Over the next few weeks I will cover the Art Deco period and art glass giftware line.
This Week in Geek: 7/23
Who saw The Dark Knight last weekend and lost their minds?